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Apr
10
Heartbleed Vulnerability in the News
Posted by on 10 April 2014 04:13 PM

The Heartbleed vulnerability has been in the news this week.  http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-nightmare/heartbleed

This recently discovered vulnerability may allow hackers to steal your password or other critical information from un-patched internet sites.

For more information please see:  http://heartbleed.com/

For information about which sites have been compromised and patched, please see: http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/

This vulnerability again underscores the importance of having unique, strong passwords that you change often.  The Gustavus Single Sign On pages are not directly affected by this vulnerability.  However many popular sites have been affected.  If vendors or sites notify you of their vulnerability, and ask you to change your password, the best practice is to follow their recommendation.  Please follow the usual precaution of not following email links, but instead going directly to the web site in your browser to change passwords.

If you are concerned or suspect your password has been compromised, please change your password now.  Technology Services requires all users to change their passwords once every 12 months.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the Heartbleed or other technical issue, please contact the Technology Helpline at 507.933.6111 or helpline@gustavus.edu.  For more technology news and updates, please follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/gtshelpline.


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Mar
28
Microsoft Office for iPad
Posted by on 28 March 2014 08:07 AM

Microsoft has released Office for the Apple iPad. It is a free download in the Apple App Store, but it requires a Office 365 subscription to use all the features. Using your Gustavus Office 365 login, you can access the full version of Microsoft Office for iPad.

For more information about office for the iPad, visit the following Microsoft page:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/mobile/


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Feb
24
Free Microsoft Office and Office365 for students
Posted by on 24 February 2014 04:44 PM

Microsoft is now offering Microsoft Office Pro and Office 365 free to all active students.

Visit the following webpage for instructions on how to access Office 365.

https://gustavus.edu/gts/Office_365

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Technology Helpline at helpline@gustavus.edu or 507-933-6111.

 


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Feb
24
Planned Internet Maintenance
Posted by on 24 February 2014 04:41 PM

Friday February 28th between 6:00am and 6:20am, Gustavus Technology Services will be performing planned maintenance on the campus Internet connection.

During the maintenance period, all Gustavus network resources will be unavailable to both on and off campus users. All incoming e-mail will be queued and delivered at the end of the maintenance period.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Technology Helpline at helpline@gustavus.edu or 507-933-6111.


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Jan
30
Free Microsoft Office and Office365 for students
Posted by on 30 January 2014 09:55 PM

Microsoft is now offering Microsoft Office Pro and Office 365 free to students. We are in the process of setting up the infrastructure required to offer this new service. Stay tuned to learn more.


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Dec
5
Technology Helpline Finals Week Hours
Posted by on 05 December 2013 10:02 AM

Below are the Technology Helpline hours for Finals Week at Gustavus

Saturday, December 14th 12 – 5 pm
Sunday, December 15th 3 – 11 pm
Monday, December 16th 8 am – 11 pm
Tuesday, December 17th 8 am – 11 pm
Wednesday, December 18th 8 am – 11 pm
Thursday, December 19th 8 am – 4:45 pm
Friday, December 20th 8 am – 4:45 pm

Follow us on Twitter @gtshelpline or http://twitter.com/gtshelpline


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